Scotland Property for Sale - FAQs
Buying property in Scotland is considered more affordable than in some other parts of the UK, as the average price of a Scottish house is lower than the UK average. This average is affected by many factors, including property prices in the respective capitals and the stability of income in each area.
The transfer of ownership of property is a legal process, so it is necessary to see a solicitor when you decide to sell. From the examination of title deeds in the beginning, to the conclusion of the conveyancing of your new house, our team of legal and property experts at Watermans have the legal and conveyancing experience to answer all your questions.
Your first step will always be to contact your estate agent or solicitor. Once you have contacted us, we will take you through the necessary steps, including getting the home report and advising on your Mortgage Agreement in Principle.
Sooner than you might think. The average time to complete the property transfer in Scotland, from the date the bid is accepted, is approximately eight weeks, which is quicker than the UK average. This will also depend on how quickly you are able to vacate your previous property, so it can vary.
As much as the market can be tricky, so is waiting too long when you simply need to move. Waiting for the market to stabilise is a luxury that many simply cannot indulge in. We recommend that you contact us for clear, tailored advice about the best time to buy houses for sale in Scotland.
A deposit is usually paid to the house seller, which we will transfer to the seller’s conveyancer on the date of the exchange of contracts. The deposit for houses in Scotland for sale is approximately 10% of the total purchase price of the property. Sometimes, you may have scope to negotiate this, which is where it helps to have Watermans’ property solicitors in your corner.
Yes, at Watermans, we can help you with every step of the way to selling your house. We will provide a full valuation of your property and give you upfront and clear information about the kind of return you can expect on your property asset. We are here to give you straightforward legal advice, from valuation to transfers and conveyancing. We will do the valuation, as well as list the property and complete the transfer of ownership once we’ve sold your property.
A home report can be obtained directly from a surveyor, or Watermans can commission the home report from a trusted surveyor on your behalf. A home report is a three-part document that serves as the first step to selling your home. Any potential buyer is entitled to receive a complete and official home report within nine days of requesting it, or the seller can be fined.
At Watermans, we understand that the process of buying or selling a house can be exciting as well as stressful, raising many questions that need clear and easy-to-understand answers. We strive to make every step of the process as transparent as possible, meaning there are no surprises, and you can concentrate on packing.
Explore our answers to some frequently asked questions above or get in touch for more advice or information on property for sale in Scotland.
Watermans: Expert Law Firm & Estate Agency in Scotland
Watermans is uniquely placed as a team of experienced professionals with expertise in both the legal and property aspects of purchasing a house in Scotland.
Our estate agency team is here to help you in your search for your dream home. We understand the emotions involved in selling or buying a house and acknowledge that it can be both an exciting and a stressful time.
Legal & Property Expertise across Scotland
At Watermans, we can manage the entire process because we are two expert teams in one. Our estate agents work hand in glove with our solicitors. We handle everything from the valuation and home report to viewings, the ever-important offer, and the legal process that goes with property for sale in Scotland.
While you'll find our estate agency in Edinburgh's city centre, we also have offices in Glasgow and Dundee. We are pleased to offer everything from Highland houses for sale with stunning views all the way across to parcels of land in sought-after locations like the town of Aberdeen and picturesque Dundee.
Whether you’re looking for city-living properties situated in Edinburgh or houses for sale in the Scotland countryside, we have you covered. From the picturesque coastal region of Aberdeenshire, the Isle of Arran, and the Isle of Skye to houses for sale in the Scotland Highlands, we have a variety of properties on offer to suit your estate requirements.Why choose us
Speak to our dedicated estate agency team about properties for sale in Scotland today and take that first step in buying or selling your property.
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